Viscount Mordaunt attempts to organise a general Royalist insurrection (76 words)

Historical Context Note


Viscount Mordaunt, a loyal Royalist, was part of the militant wing of the movement, favouring bold conspiracies for restoration, including some involving a Spanish invasion, rather than the cautious approach of the Sealed Knot. In July 1659 he was involved in an attempt to organise a concerted Royalist insurrection across the country. In the event, however, only the Cheshire-based Booth's Uprising gathered any substantial support, and his only local insurrection, in Surrey, only consisted of thirty men.